a reply to: toysforadults
Really I tire of trying to incorporate grammar into politics, because people just use whatever word they would like, regardless of whatever or not it
Show me where Bernie sanders or the people voting for him advocated for government taking over ownership of companies and land, and we'll talk about
how "socialism" was a correctly used term.
I think "progressive" is more the mindset they are going for - possibly more aggressively than you approve of, but regardless, it would seem the goal
of those on the far left would be a society that accepts people as they are, and helps those in need.
Now, we can argue whether or not a party can be hijacked by an agenda or corporation or elite entity or what not and become more of a monster than
something great. Take conservatives - as a libertarian I see them as more responsible for the corporate monster we have, the corporations and
political elite have hijacked the party to be about their own cause... And every one of my ills in life are related to financial issues and family
members with health issues - big pharma comes with that - and I blame the hijackers of the right for this.
We have the left who is definitely susceptible to the same, you see violent rebellion groups form like black lives matter, you see social justice
warriors sometimes taking steps to ruin lives of people they don't agree with, people they believe are using their free speech all too freely...
Pretty much every party, every religion, every group, every country has its losers - but we can't let the losers define the rest of us. As a
conservative, I did not advocate for corporatism, as a liberal I did not advocate for violent uprising, and as a libertarian I do not advocate for
Tl;Dr - stereotypes hardly get us very far in arguments, defining words in politics is just ridiculous, most people are better than Fox news would
have you believe.
edit on 22-4-2017 by deadlyhope because: (no reason given)